I have decided to make a new category on my sidebar (Asian) for Asian quilts. I love them but i never make them myself. I have been “collecting” lots of Asian prints..I love the elegant florals and what not. I have been using them in with my quilts and for backings but not actually made an Asian themed quilt. So it’s on my list.
Delores is a local quilter here…and she owns her own Innova…but says that I am so far ahead of her ( skillwise) that she wants me to quilt her special quilts for her. She was actually working at the shop when I started working there all those years ago…..:)
I know God gave me this gift.
Anyway she made this fabulous quilt for her sister as a gift. I used metro thread for the first time on this quilt. I heard about it from my friend Char….apparently it’s embroidery thread..but it’s really shiny and can be used for piecing and long arm quilting. So i thought I would try it out. she sent me part of a spool in her favorite color and it honestly looks like gold metallic thread…but it behaves so much better in my long arm. I can use metallic thread..but I have to make lots of adjustments and i will only buy superior. But this stuff is now a new love of mine! WOW! Who needs metallic threads anymore? I can use this is several colors and have all types of metallics and a FRACTION of the cost of other metallics. That’s what I love about the quilting community…for the most part all of us are nice to each other and we are willing to share our “secrets’ and help one another out. I fele that way anyway..I am always willing to share info and insight when asked.
Delores did a great job on her piecing and choice of fabrics. It was easy for me to come in and finish this and bring out all of her work. Love it!
Thanks D! It’s a pleasure working with you!